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Next tranche of coal auctions for commercial mining would be held next year, says coal minister Pralhad Joshi

Updated : November 11, 2020 09:44:05 IST

Union coal minister Pralhad Joshi on Wednesday said the next tranche of the auction for commercial mining of coal blocks would be held in January 2021.

Recently, 19 coal blocks, which could generate close to Rs 7,000 crore worth of revenue per year for states went under the hammer.

Joshi added, "There is a need to simplify ways to provide coal to the industry."
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